Today is the first day of autumn, and I choose to be in denial. It’s eighty degrees outside, my pool remains open, and is being used I might add, and I am still wearing summer clothing. I know I should post something with apples and pumpkins, but there will be two months to do that. I want one more week – just one more. I thought something lemony and light would help me to extend my summer. When I began to read the original post for this lemon blueberry tart, I had to laugh at myself. It was January 25th, and I was making the ultimate comfort food. Leg of lamb stuffed with garlic, just like my mother made it. Just as I had Anastacia and Soula make it in Evanthia’s Gift. But as usual, I was longing for the warm weather, so I baked a dessert that would feel and taste sunny. And here I am, using the same dessert to hold on to a summer I don’t want to end.
What is Cheffie to do on a frigid day when the wind is gusting and the snow is predicted to accumulate to thirty inches? With nowhere to go, Cheffie spends a good part of the day in the kitchen. I have a leg of lamb in the oven, and when my family comes home they instantly recognize the aroma of the garlic cooking inside the slits of lamb I’ve stuffed into it. “It smells like Yiayiá’s house,” my daughter says, and for me that is the greatest compliment.
What to make for dessert… I want to taste the flavors of summer. Truth be told, I just want summer. Period. Nothing reminds me of the sun and warm weather more than citrus. So for a little bit of sunshine on a blistery day, my lemon blueberry tart will do the trick.
Lemon Blueberry Tart
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
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